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#1 JLNoreen

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:22 AM

I'm about 3 1/2 months out and lately I want pickle juice constantly! I drink it by the glass (like 8-12 ounces). :blink: I buy pickles for my kids to eat and have them eat them up so I can drink the juice. What's the deal? Is there a reason for this?? Also, it's dill pickles (Vlasic) and not sweet if that makes a difference. Any insight would be appreciated! Thanks all!

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:26 AM

Since my surgery in June I have been craving dill pickles...I think it's the vinegar but pickles also have a lot of salt in them so it could be that. I finally ate a pickle a couple of days ago and it tasted SO good...and it settled fine too!! I have a couple of baby polish dills a day now and it helps.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:49 AM

A few months ago someone else posted a similar post that I remember reading. Must be something to it.....sodium maybe? I haven't had that craving, but it's very interesting to me that some people do! :)
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:58 AM

I drink pickle juice daily because of constant nausea. It is absolutely the only thing that helps. Now, though, I find myself wanting it all of the time vs. regular liquid. CRAZY.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:04 AM

Here is a possibility...

http://www.pulsemed....picklejuice.htm

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:15 AM

I'm 10 yrs out, but had bounts of nausea & an elderly gentleman told me he gets sea siick every time he goes deep sea fishing & said he eats a dill pickle to settle his stomach. I found it works great if I eat something that my lactose intolerance doesn't like.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:41 PM

That's so funny, I crave pickles too! But I also constantly crave hot foods! My mouth is watering as we speak. I looove pepperoncinis...I crave them even more than pickles but I think it's the same concept...vinegar. I find though, that ever since I had surgery, all I crave is spicy foods. It's so strange, I put cayenne pepper on everything...even salad. Who knows!
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:54 PM

my guess is that it is the salt and other minerals, electrolytes in the pickles, plus I think we lose the taste for sweet things post-op due to the ketosis and instead enjoy the saltier and tangier foods. I threw up once on a boating excursion due to sea sickness and it was just after eating a picke and a turkey sandwich... so pickles are the last thing I would turn to if sick to my stomach... I have a learned aversion to them!!
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:28 PM

i always loved pickles and pickle juice, but it seems like i want them alot more since surgery too :)
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:56 PM

Here is a possibility...

http://www.pulsemed....picklejuice.htm



I read this article...but I'm not sure that I agree with the idea that the vinegar in the pickle juice "feeds" the yeast growth. When my son was wan infant he had wicked bad thrush and we passed it back and forth despite using the prescription we were given. Finally a friend at La Leche League told me to wash his mouth out and my milk recepticale with vinegar before nursing...and within a few days both of us were free of thrush after fighting it for nearly 3 months.

I'm craving a pickle now though...wicked bad...although the mention of the peperoncini's sounds very tempting as well.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for the comments, all! Hopefully it's nothing to worry about, but I'll be sure to talk with my doc when I go in next and see what he thinks. Until then, I guess I'll sip a lil' pickle juice now and then....and maybe take notes on what else is going on when the urge hits!

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:39 PM

You are totally normal! LOL I think it may have been me that posted 3 months ago about my huge pickle fetish that came on suddenly after my GBS. The day after being released from the hospital I was in the grocery store opening a jar of Vlassic dill pickles and drinking the juice right there in the isle! LOL In the support group I have attended they all told me similar stories....and we all laughed about how crazy we must have all looked!! :)

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:25 AM

i've always loved pickles but DID catch myself drinking out of the pickle jar a few times early post op!
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:03 AM

You are totally normal! LOL I think it may have been me that posted 3 months ago about my huge pickle fetish that came on suddenly after my GBS. The day after being released from the hospital I was in the grocery store opening a jar of Vlassic dill pickles and drinking the juice right there in the isle! LOL In the support group I have attended they all told me similar stories....and we all laughed about how crazy we must have all looked!! :)



HYSTERICAL!! I just go ahead and throw the pickles away. All I want is the juice. Now everytime I go to the store I am going to envision drinking juice right there in the isle. The mental picture of that and all of the insane looks is enough to make me LOL. :lol:

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:14 AM

You are totally normal! LOL I think it may have been me that posted 3 months ago about my huge pickle fetish that came on suddenly after my GBS. The day after being released from the hospital I was in the grocery store opening a jar of Vlassic dill pickles and drinking the juice right there in the isle! LOL In the support group I have attended they all told me similar stories....and we all laughed about how crazy we must have all looked!! :)


:D Haha...I haven't gone that far, at least not yet! Glad to know it seems to be normal!

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:31 PM

I was craving and eating them so much I went to Sam's wholesale and bought a hugh jar. Its not like you can buy anthing small at sams.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:11 PM

I can remember dipping my finger in the pickle jar and sucking my finger a few times just days out of surgery. I've always liked pickles anyway but I really did crave the taste.

The only thing I'd watch for is the sodium content - if you're drinking more than a sip or two, I'd be inclined to up the water to offset any potential dehydration issues.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:46 PM

So strange... I love pickles and pickle juice and have been thinking about having some juice myself. I saw something a while back that said pickle juice was good for cramps and my leg has been cramping up lately.
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:27 PM

I've been craving pickled EGGS for weeks and finally found some at the deli today. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:12 PM

Too funny!! I might just go buy a jar and keep it in the pantry .....JUST IN CASE!!! :D
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